[sword-devel] CrossWire lacks a Content Management System

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Mon Nov 8 13:34:38 MST 2010

On 11/8/2010 1:17 AM, Caleb Maclennan wrote:
> Chris you mention the issue of balancing devel news / nightly snapshot
> type updates and releases that the public aught to be informed about.
> I realize this is an issue, but it was pointed out just last week on
> this list that the information for diatake on the site is some ten
> years old and there is no indication that it has actually been
> maintained to this day. Surely that's erring on the side of not enough
> up to date information.

Actually, I only made a comment on directing users to current SVN vs. 
tested releases of some of our converter Perl scripts. That's because I 
think this is completely irrelevant to the issue of CMS. Whether we use 
CMS or not has nothing to do with which version of Perl scripts we point 
users to first, and I can't see myself ever coming to the opinion that 
we should direct them to SVN as their first option.

I'll place a redirect on the diatheke page presently, but observe that 
this is also irrelevant to the issue of adopting CMS. Its page hasn't 
gone 10 years without editing, rather 5. For the last year and a half, 
the page has been mirrored on the wiki, but underwent no meaningful 
changes until last week. The news items at the head of the old diatheke 
page that have raised such ire still represent the last major activity 
on the frontend (so being in a CMS hasn't magically caused frontend 
development). And there are a bunch of links that are essentially 
worthless, pointing at ancient versions of software (so being in CMS 
doesn't magically update content).


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